WORKSHOPS

Liza & A.J. Workshops

(All workshops given by Liza and A.J. together unless otherwise noted)

 

Suggested formats

P=participatory

L=lecture

 

Songwriting

  • Songwriting from the Roots – p

  • Beginning Songwriting - p

  • Intermediate Songwriting p

  • Advanced Songwriting - p

  • Writing Songs for Children – p

  • Bridge Over Troubled Lyrics – How to write a good bridge – p, l

  • Writing Funny Songs - p

  • Writing Political Songs - p

  • Writing Historical-based Songs - p

  • Writing Love Songs - p

  • Writing Environmental Songs - p

  • Writing Songs with and for Children - p (Liza)

  • From Woody to Wilco - the Journey of the American Folk Song (l)

 

Instrumental

  • Melodica– p (A.J.)

  • Beginning Pennywhistle– p (Liza)

  • The 88-Key Guitar –p, l (A.J.)

  • Beginning Dulcimer - p (Liza)

  • Musical arrangements - l, p

  • Basic Guitar – p (Liza)

  • Dance Piano – p (A.J.)

  • Altered Tunings on Guitar – p (Liza)

  • Beginning Guitar Fingerpicking – p (Liza)

  • Beginning Piano-Accordion – p (A.J.)

  • Spice Up the Band:  Playing Contra Dance Music - p

  • Writing Contra Tunes – p, l.

  • Slow Contra Jams – p

  • Using Unusual Instruments in Contra Dance Music – p

  • Keyboard Improvisation – p (A.J.)

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Music Theory and History

  • From Mountain to Mountain:  Mountain Music North and South, comparing music of the Catskills and Southern Appalachia. (l)

  • Women and Balladry – l, p (Liza)

  • Lasting Impressions from Cecil Sharp's "English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians" - l (Liza)                               

  • Basic Folk Harmony – p, l                                                                         

  • Music Theory for Beginners - p (Liza)

  •  Katherine Jackson French: unsung ballad collector – l (Liza)    

 

Voice

  • Rise Up Singing - p

  • From the Catskills to Kentucky -l, p                            

  • Help, I’m Tone Deaf! – p (Liza)                                 

  • Folk Harmony - p

  • Hungarian Songs –p, l (A.J.)   

 

Performance

  • Stagecraft for Performers – l, p

Creativity

  • The Healing Power of Creativity

2017 Liza DiSavino and A.J. Bodnar